Video: The wanna be stuntman who forgot his math
We all want to jump off a ramp and feel weightless with our bike. Doing that may sound dead easy, but it involves a lot of things in play. Ramp angle, approach speed, bike weight, fuel mass, rider mass, and some basic mathematical solutions to land you safe back on the ground.
This guy here on a Harley thought he could pull off a Travis Pastrana jump. He did get a few things right though: two ramps, a bike and himself. Unfortunately, he must have left his brains hanging in the backyard and forgot to pack it.
Boston and Massachusetts State Police have finally had it enough of millennial riders recklessly riding around town on their illegal off-road machines like dirt bikes and ATVs’ and causing a nuisance to the general public. These machines neither have license or insurance nor the riders wear any gear.
Last week, the state troopers tried to contain and block off a part of the Massachusetts’ I-93 freeway to apprehend a large group of such idiots, only to assure of a chaotic situation. At least three injured, seven arrested, and 20 seized off-road machines was the outcome of this.
Want to impress your girlfriend? There is a new trick in town
Dragging your elbow down had no real purpose really. It did not give speed nor balance. All it did was to make the rider look good. Achieving insane lean angles of up to 64 degrees, MotoGP riders have made this a phenomenon, and everyone else just loves to show off their newfound skill.
If you are trying yourself to do the same, why not take it a step higher? Here is Jimmy Hill, Andy DiBrino, and Alan Birtwistle going full Hooligan on the all-new electric 2018 Redshift MXR Motocross.
Introducing the all new sensations trick: The Bar down.
A 1951 Triumph Thunderbird is torched by vandals
Stories of bike thefts in the UK have reached surprising levels. Impudent British brats in Bristol uploaded a video on their handle on the social media platform, Instagram, where they are seen lighting a vintage Triumph Thunderbird on fire only because the owner of the bike refused to pay them a ransom of £1000 ($1,400).
This video in discussion had been posted on the closed-group Instagram account “biketakerrr”, which have now been removed after it created sparks for being violent in nature. Luckily, we did get access to a couple of snapshot images taken from the Instagram account.
KTM’s life saving electronics deciphered
A rider is not born but is made. There is absolutely no harm in accepting that you are not the best rider and that there is always a better rider out there. But, that does not mean you don’t try to improve on it. The more you ride, the more opportunity you will find to try and match synergies with your motorcycle.
The same also applies to motorcycles. There is always a better one out there. So manufacturers and engineers come up with new technologies and innovation that make that same motorcycle perform better and safer than before. And KTM is one of those who is world renowned for giving us bikes that loves walking on the edge of performance and handling.
Helping them do that is not just their mad mechanicals, but some really smart electronic wizardry. They tap into multiple parameters to give the rider the optimum control of their bikes without losing the joy of riding.
Jay Leno gets a taste of Travis Pastrana’s craziness
A professional motocross racer, 17-time X Games winner, world record distant jumper, and the list goes on. Having so many tags behind his name, Travis Pastrana is undoubtedly the crazies daredevil there is out there. He has already had 32 surgeries and is still earning to get onto his bike every single time.
Jay Leno, the host of "The Tonight Show" back in his days, had the 15-year-old Travis on his show just when the stuntman had turned Pro. Now, after a decade, both meet at Travis’s own show: The Nitro Circus.
Leno is going to participate in one of the crazy stunts happening at the Nitro Circus and it is a huge deal.
Loading a Royal Enfield onto a bus, carrying it on the head!
Thinking of it makes me stretch my neck. An average human being will struggle to lift 100 lbs over his head. But folks in India are used to lifting heavy pots filled with water over their head for centuries. Even today, you will find vendors selling fruits, toys and all kinds of stuff from a basket over their head.
Balancing anything on your head is no easy task. When you make that thing a motorcycle, and you scale a ladder as you do it, you enter the realms of the superhuman.
Wheelie through London traffic
NOTE: We do not endorse/promote stunt riding on public roads. Keep yourself and other road users safe. Always consider safety first and wear a helmet and all riding gear.
Getting stuck in traffic. We are always in shock and denial, and even though we knew it was coming, we always find ourselves amazed at the hour-long standstill line. Then there is this guy who beats it on his two-wheels.
And he just doesn’t ride it through small spaces but does it in his own style.. pops a wheelie.
At the age where you start walking, this kid is racing on bikes
What did you do when you were 4 years old? I’m sure you can’t even remember nor will this kid from Ukraine. But the whole world already knows that he rides motorbikes better than most riders on the streets now. He not only rides them, he participates in racing and stunt competitions.
Have you ever tried jumping off a cliff, on a bike?
Motocrossers. All they need is a wacky little dirt bike and a very big ramp to shoot themselves up in the air long enough to showcase their talent and land safely. I’m sure you wished you could do that too.
But Pro MotoX rider Brad O’Neal here has taken this concept to the next level. Part of an old crazy Crusty Demons gang, this kid here came up with an idea to go all out crazy with his dirt bike. In a video titled "Follow your Fears," Brad explains how he planned to zoom up a ridiculously vertical ramp and shooting himself as high as he can go before pulling his chute and, hopefully, floating to the ground.
Sarah Lezito shows you how to flip the perfect wheelie
Just how many people can you carry on a motorcycle? 58 says the Indian Army
Formed in 1982, team ’Tornadoes’ of the Indian Army Service Corps (ASC) already holds a total of 19 world and national records and has now added one more jewel to its crown.
Breaking a previous record of 56 men, Tornadoes carried 58 Indian Army personnel on a single 500cc Royal Enfield motorcycle for a total distance of 1200m (0.75 miles) which happened only after three attemps and two falls later.